Bangka Belitung Islands have many beaches with smaller islands and beloved by Indonesians. People enjoy swimming, fishing, diving and scuba. Parai and Matras are the most popular beaches in Bangka Belitung. But I think what's special about Bangka-Belitung is its hidden exotic islands. And these are my top favorites. 1. Tanjung Bira: It is popular for its exotic white sands. The island is located about 4-5 hours from Makassar. 2. Tanjung Tinggi: Movie Laskar Pelangi was taken in this island. This island has a very special combination between soft white sands and large stones.